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Representatives from the BLM, Forest Service & the inter-tribal coalition pose after signing a co-managment agreement for the Bears Ears Monument. Pictured from left to right: Christopher Tabbee Representative Uncompahgre Ute, Malcolm Lehi, Councilman Ute Mountain Ute, Homer L. Wilkes Undersecretary Natural Resources and Environment, Tracy Stone-Manning BLM Director, Carleton Bowekaty Lt. Governor Zuni Tribe, Timothy Nuvangyaoma Hopi Tribe Chairman, Davis Filfred representing the Navajo Nation. DOI photo
Federal land agencies and tribal leadership formalized their co-management of the Bears Ears National Monument at a signing ceremony on June 18. The signing took place in White Mesa, afterwards, representatives traveled along highway 261 to unveil one of the new Bears Ears National Monument signs,...
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office is seeking public input on proposals to better manage camping in three areas. These proposals are designed to make dispersed camping sustainable in high-use areas, while reducing user conflicts and protecting cultural and natural resources. The...
Donald Yellow had a great day fishing at the Blanding Fourth Reservoir on June 5, saying it was his "best day ever!" Keshia Yellow photo
Fish for free in Utah on June 11 If you’d like to catch a fish in Utah’s beautiful outdoors but you don’t have a fishing license, Free Fishing Day is the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Free Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, June 11, and allows anyone to fish at any public waterbody in...
Twenty-five years after it was nearly sold to developers, the ownership partners of the Dugout Ranch in Lockhart Basin recently celebrated a quarter century of operation. Ted Wood Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy
Nearly 200 people gathered at the Dugout Ranch in Lockhart Basin over the weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the partnership between the Redd family and The Nature Conservancy an environmental nonprofit. In the 1990’s the Redd family was seriously considering selling the Dugout Ranch and...
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is pleased to announce that construction to extend the Bullfrog North boat ramp to reach lower lake levels is beginning this week. The Bullfrog North Ramp is being regraded and permanently extended to the lowest level possible before spring runoff begins (spring...
During unique appeal hearing, Utah Wildlife Board votes to keep same seasonal trail camera restrictions  After voting in January to restrict the use of all trail cameras in the harvest or attempted harvest of big game for several months of the year, the Utah Wildlife Board voted to keep the same...
Indian Creek, just south of Canyonlands National Park, was busy this Thanksgiving. The Wingate sandstone walls of the canyons in Indian Creek are ideal for crack climbing, a physically intense style of rock climbing that involves jamming appendages into a vertical crack and heaving oneself up the...
While several hundred acres of controlled burns in the Manti-La Sal National Forest may have brought smoky conditions to Monticello in the past week, they are also likely to control the risk of wildfire. Officials in charge of the Shingle Mill Prescribed Burn took advantage of unseasonably warm and...
Construction workers are moving forward with construction to stabilize the Cottonwood Wash Bridge on State Route 95 west of Blanding.  The 110-foot bridge is scheduled to reopen Saturday, November 6.       The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) urges motorists to stay out of the work zone to...
It was another wet and rainy month in San Juan County with August bringing soaking rains to many areas of the county.  Monticello and Blanding each received more than 2.5 inches of rain for the month.  The precipitation encouraged a splash of green and new growth to a landscape that has struggled...

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